Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Rut

I'm in a rut; I'm mad at my husband for small reasons that I won't go into here and I'm ... Well hell I don't know what I am. My former employer decided that yesterday was my last day; which in the grand scheme of things isn't that big of deal but it upset my balance. I'm still behind in school - 2 assignments to be exact and I care without caring enough to work on it. The house is a disaster; stuff is everywhere, the floors need to be cleaned, the cloths need to be washed - I think my cats are even sick of it but I can't seem to find the desire to clean it. I mean I have the desire to have it clean I just can't get off my ass to do it. What is that? I would call it laziness - but after living inside my head, my heart, my soul I know I'm not lazy; it's something else - something that is almost tangible but not quite. I sit here and type this rambling mess of words as tears form in my eyes and my heart quietly breaks; why you ask? Why I ask? The question remains unanswered. I need coffee...

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Back

We got back from FL yesterday and I'm glad to be home. We had a good time, but I was ready to get home.

We went shopping on the Friday after Thanksgiving; this is the first year I attempted to tackle the madness. We got up at 3:30 am to be at Circuit City by 5! Yep 5 In THE MORNING. Crazy I know... What's even crazier is that their was a line around the building to get in! However, we got the 50 inch Plasma television for a great deal and it is now hanging over my fireplace... A little higher than I wanted but the studs in the wall wouldn't let us do it differently - go figure. It's huge and Jack is currently trying to get the new speaker system to work properly - a stream of cuss words have been coming out of his mouth for 2 days now in trying to get this set up. I'm hoping he will get it how he wants it soon so he can enjoy it. We hadn't planned on the purchase but it was about $1,000 lower than any price we've seen sooo....

I also got some Christmas presents and some other goodies. It's funny - every year I try to find presents for everyone and struggle, but Melanie and I decide not to exchange gifts and everywhere I turn I see something she would love. Go figure. The other day there was a Hello Kitty Pez set... I had to struggle not to grab it for her; it was too cute.

On other note today I went to Hancock Fabrics and got some fabric to recover my Kitchen chairs... I'm excited.

School ... Well it's started back and I'm behind. I will get caught up tomorrow - today I'm going to be lazy.

One more week at my current office and then I have a week off before I start the new job! WOOT.

Later blogland!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

I'm leaving town today to spend the holidays in FL with my family. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. Don't eat too much :)

Friday, November 17, 2006

Good, Great and Better

Ok, first things first ! A very overdue thank you to my SP for my gift. I mean check this out - yarn that is yelling to make something cool, cookie cutters in neat little shapes and a lovely card! Check it out!

Secondly I got the JOB! Yep you heard me right! A very large raise for me, great benefits and half the drive! I start 12/11 and my last day at my current position is 12/1! And I can't wait for the end of my 2 weeks notice!

Other than that life is good and I'm looking forward to a weekend of rest. Lotus Knits and I are going yarn shopping tomorrow and plan to spend some time relaxing and knitting. I'm looking very forward to it!

Well, have a great night! Talk to you later!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Bad

I know I'm a bad person and a bad spoilee. I promised pics and then didn't get them posted - I left you hanging about where my job search stands and I haven't posted in a few days! I know I'm horrible - you can take me out back and shoot me later.

That being said I'm going to keep you in suspense on the job front; I may have some good news but I'm not sure yet and I don't want to jinx it - I'll let you know as soon as I know for 100% sure!

My pal's gift was awesome and I will do a proper post acknowledging her thoughtfulness and my wonderful goodies soon. Sorry Pal for taking so long to do this but please know I appreciate the gift and I love it! Can't wait to start knitting :)

On the knitting front - I started a hat yesterday! Woot! something new :)

I've got to get my pals' package in the mail soon. I've got it all ready and just got to get to the UPS store; I'm not sure why it's taking me so long to get off my ass lately! Speaking of being lazy - School starts this week! BAH! 2 more classes and I'm done - I just got to remember that :) Plus I have a new professor which is a good thing!

Welp back to the grindstone! More crafty post to follow soon - with pics :)

Have a good day blogland.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

I'm Sorry - Tonight

I know I promised pics yesterday and I didn't get them uploaded! I promise you will see pics of my goodies this evening! I can't wait to share my SP goodies...

On other fronts I have a follow-up interview tomorrow at 3:30 - you all keep me in your prayers. I need to be calm for this interview and I'm already a little nervous. I'm not normally nervous at interviews and meetings but something about this position - maybe the fact that it would be such a BIG step in my career has me all jittery. I really want the next move I make to be what I call a 5 year move - meaning that I'm with the company for at LEAST 5 years so that may be part of it as well; I want to be sure this is the move for me. I have a recruiter friend looking into some other possibilities and Nancy, another friend of mine has given me a person to get in touch with... but the agency I'm interviewing with now has a National reputation and if I get a position there and can stay with them for 5 to 7 years I have options to move within but I also will have the ability to move pretty much to any National Broker with a salary no one can sneeze at so.... I really want this! I've worked for this - I've gone to 20 years of school for this - I've... Well, I don't know what I've done.

I can't help but think of the things I will do if I get the job. 1st is to to get my new car that I've been wanting and can't afford. The 06 Toyota Rav4 V6 Limited - I'm just in love with it. 2nd is to take 1/2 of my raise to start paying of debt and the other 1/2 to begin saving for stuff we want to do around the house: paint, gutters, new porch/deck, landscaping, sun room for back, garage door opener w/ remote! and etc... Alot of this stuff really needs to be done but the funds haven't been there. I still won't make enough that we can do it all quickly but at least we will be able to slowly get started on it. Not to mention I will have some free cash to feed my yarn habit :)

So, have I bored you enough with my life details? I know this blog is about knitting - Wait no, it's not. It's about what ever I need to ramble about that day so ... I'm not sorry :) Tee Hee

Knitting is kinda boring right now. I need to do something to grab my interest like the hat my pal recommended or maybe try a shirt, but I need to finish a couple of Christmas presents first... I have to deliver a couple of them at Thanksgiving.

Scrapbooking - Well, that's been pretty much non-existent. I can't remember the last time I sat down and did a page. I need to rectify that as I do enjoy Scrapbooking, but sitting in the office is just hard for me... and I find it hard to scrapbook downstairs (dragging supplies, getting distracted by TV and etc...) I don't know I'll get back to it soon - maybe.

Photography - I love to take pictures and always will but I don't have the dedication to get up super early on weekend to grab the perfect nature shot... I should get some good pics of family at Thanksgiving - we're going to my brothers ! That should be fun... All of us in 1 house for several days. I'm going to need a drink; tee hee!

Well, I guess I've spent enough time blogging for now - I better get back to work. Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Another Day

I'm at work for another day and I have a lot to do... I have a dental appt this afternoon that I may cancel; I may need the time for a 2ND interview - who knows. I know you're supposed to walk out having a good sense of how it went; well I don't. Part of me thinks yea that went OK and another part of me thinks they won't ever call me again. One guy mentioned that the salary was not what I had been told by their HR department; I didn't discuss it with him. I can tell you that I will not leave here to go to another AM position for less than 15K; so if they want me the salary better be right. Otherwise I'll hang around and wait for one that is. I want my next move to be permanent or at least a 5 year move; I'm tired of moving from co to co and part of the moving is because of my age, school and me just trying to figure out what I'm looking for but I'm ready to settle.

In other news I got another SP gift last night! It was awesome and I will share details and pics tonight - thank you SP! You Rock!

Well, back to work for me! Have a good day everyone - I'll keep you posted on the job front as I learn.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Work -> NOOOOOO

It's Monday and I'm at work. Do I want to be here? Hell, no! I want to be at home watching TV being bored :) I'm not really sure why I don't want to be here other than the obvious fact that it's Monday.

On another note my interview is today at 4:30 - keep your fingers crossed for me! We could really use this!

Well, I know the post was short but I don't have a lot to share. Have a great day everyone :)

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Good News / Bad News / No News

Well, it hasn't been terribly exciting for me lately (until Yesterday that is) but everything has been trucking along. I've been enjoying my break from school with a lot of TV, some knitting and some reading. Next week my next class begins and to be honest with you I'm ready - ready to get it all over with and graduate. I hate myself for postponing the graduation, but I needed the break. God knows I was two steps away from crazy!

Work is good; just trucking along. To be honest I don't apply myself here like I should and I could do alot better, but they get what they pay for. I'm about $15K to $25K underpaid if you compared my salary to others in the region for what I do... that being said I took this job as a temporary fix to figure out what I needed/wanted to do with my life. The salary is really starting to hurt though and as you've read in other post I'm not exceptionally pleased with my place of employment (who really is) ... I love what I do but I drive to far, am underpaid, and the owner of the establishment is extremely cheap which only adds frustration to everyone here. That being said I got a call yesterday from a very large agency in Atlanta and have an interview with them on Monday. It would be at least a $20K raise and it's about 1/2 the distance from my house. The benefits are amazing (401K, health, dental, lots of holidays, vacation and etc...). I have very few holidays, only get 2 weeks vacation here (no matter how long you work), I get reimbursed for crappy health care, have no dental, no 401K or retirement and drive 46 miles one way! I'd be stupid to turn down the new job if they offer - Wish me luck on Monday!!! I really need the salary and believe I would be a good fit!

I woke up this morning with a migraine; I get them every now and then and I'm more prone to them when my allergies act up. It's still sitting behind my eyes but has subsided for now - hopefully it will go away completely.

Well, back to work for me I guess. Have a great day everyone.

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